#AskTamara: We found leaded plumbing in our newer home! What should we do?

June 8, 2014 Sarah (Via Facebook.) QUESTION: Dear Tamara, Hello! So update: we bought some lead testing kits and tested all of my daughters toys. Nothing came up BUT we randomly tested our water pipes and bingo! It looks like the solder is lead. Test came up positive right away. I’m so upset. Our house […]

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6 Quart Instant Pot Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 8

#AskTamara: Do you have any recommendations for a non-toxic slow cooker?

Originally Posted, June 2014. Question From Stacy (Via Facebook.) Updated: July 2018 QUESTIONS: Dear Tamara, Hello! I love your work and appreciate all the wonderful things you share with us. I was hoping you could help me with 2 things…I would love to get a slow cooker for our family. Do you have any recommendations […]

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Q: Renting a 1950’s House…

May 19, 2014 Kayla QUESTION: Hello! I have come across your site and wondered if you would have the time to answer a question for me? We live in a home in the south built in the 50s. It was completely repainted before we moved in and the lead status is “unknown”. We are renting […]

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Dear Tamara…

Ala “Dear Abby”… …Stay tuned for a new series of blog posts where I answer your questions about lead hazards and solutions.  If you have a question you want answered please post it in the comments below. – Tamara

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I started my undergraduate studies at New York University in 1987. I was in the Drama program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts  – and was in conservatory at the Circle In The Square Studio  – towards my bachelor of fine arts in stage acting. 1987. I remember thinking at the time that “Wow, […]

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Tamara with Robert Reich in Berkeley, CA 12/10/2013

“Traipsing” Around the Country…

Tamara, WHY are you constantly “traipsing” all over the country meeting experts, business leaders, celebrities, journalists, filmmakers and other public figures? The answer is simple: one of these new friends is going to help make the difference—I just don’t know who. In a way, the “tapestry” of life is made up of the individual “strands” […]

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Lead in Chocolate? Really?

My favorite scene in MisLEAD talks about lead in chocolate and wine: “The really bad news is, chocolate is the food item with the most lead in it.” says Ronnie Levin (research scientist and Harvard professor) in MisLEAD: America’s Secret Epidemic The intention behind the scene is not to demonize chocolate or wine; in the […]

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